This new publication contains a series of film photographs and interviews made by London based photographer, Tommy Sussex as he documents a journey along the Polish border with Belarus down to the Southern border with Ukraine.
The timing of this journey is close to a year since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022 in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. The unprovoked and illegal Russian invasion has caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides and has instigated Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II. Above 8 million Ukrainians were displaced within their country by late May, and slightly more than 8.0 million have now fled the country by 31 January 2023 (Source: UNHCR). Many of those who fled from Vladimir Putin’s troops crossed the Polish border into the EU. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has challenged the established norms of border stability and territorial sovereignty in Europe and has contributed to a more uncertain and unstable security environment in the EU.
This body of work intends to experience and record the spaces and people who are living with close proximity to the largest war in Europe in recent memory. The publication contemplates the geographical and mental distances between Western Europe and the ongoing war inside Ukraine's territory.
Limited edition print to 40 copies
Screen Printed Cover by artist
Saddled Stitched by artist
8x10" Portrait Format
130gsm Recycled Silk